Here in mid-Missouri the Peace Community has a tradition that dates back to 1961. Every year, on August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we publish an ad in the Columbia Tribune calling for peace with justice and disarmament. This effort was initiated and sustained for decades by John Schuder, who recently passed away, and the local Fellowship of Reconciliation. Peaceworks has shared responsibility for putting the ad together for the past 26 years.
Each year, in recent times, more than 1,000 people have asked to have their names included. And, while no specific contribution is required, signers have been generous enough to allow us to purchase a full page ad in the paper.
This year, we will once again publish such a statement. We would really appreciate you adding your name and perhaps giving what you can to help fund this effort. You can sign by stopping by the Peace Nook. Alternatively, you can download and print out a petition form, put your name on it, collect the signatures of family members, friends, co-workers, etc. and then return the petition form to us.
The form is available to be printed on either 11" (letter size) or 14" (legal size) paper. The latter allows for collecting more names on a sheet, but many people don't have this size paper, so we make both available.
To download the 14-inch version, please CLICK HERE.
To download the 11-inch version, please CLICK HERE.